On Monday last week, the fifth season of Boston Public
hit the airwaves with “Smoke Signals,” which featured Alan teaming up with Denny's former flame Bethany to try a case against a tobacco comapny. Tonight, the David E. Kelly series returns with Episode 5.2 entitled “Guardians and Keepers.”
Tonight on Boston Legal
, the courtroom battles ensue as Alan sues the drug companies after a client asks for his help, given that he has been taking 42 different medications daily. Katie takes a case involving a young woman who claims that she was raped by a guard when she was sent to a private drug treatment center. Meanwhile, Carl works on a case with Shirley’s granddaughter.
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In other Boston Legal
news, EW reports that Julie Bowen will be coming back to Crane, Poole & Schmidt some time in November. Bowen made her last pre-hiatus appearance in May 2007, when she decided to take the time off to be a full time mom. She comes back in season 5’s tenth episode.
Bowen plays Denise Bauer, who viewers last saw marrying Brad Chase (Mark Valley, now on Fringe
) after delivering a baby, Bowen recently completed a recurring guest role on Weeds
and guest starred in last week's season premiere of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Additionally, TV Guide reports that Valerie Bertinelli will be having a guest spot on the same episode in which Bowen returns. Hollyscoop reports that series creator David E. Kelley wrote the part especially for her. She will be the face of a cattle rancher dealing with mad cow disease.
Bertinelli, who previously appeared in One Day at a Time
and Touched by an Angel
, was recently cast as the lead in the TNT sitcom following the release of her memoir Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time.
Catch Boston Legal
as it airs tonight at 10 pm on ABC.
-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
, TV Guide
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